Skip to main content

tv   Weekend News  Al Jazeera  February 27, 2016 6:00pm-7:01pm EST

6:00 pm
this is al jazeera hello, welcome to the al jazeera news hour live in our headquarters from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. a vote for change, early results from iran's selection suggests reformists and moderates will make major gains. less violence with isolated reports of fighting in parts of syria. the race for the white house, hillary clinton hopes for a big win at the domestic accuratic
6:01 pm
primary in south carolina. we will examine how fair hollywood's industry really is as women fight for equal pay and opportunities ahead of this year's oscars. >> reporter: i'm here with the sport. a warning or a promise from the ousted f.i.f.a. president acc s blatter we begin in iran where early results from friday's election suggests moderates and reformists look set to make major games. it is a significant change from previous elections which were dominated by more conservative politicians of the nearly 33 million people voted to elect representatives to parliament and the highest clerical body.
6:02 pm
jonah hull is following developments from tehran. >> reporter: so the reformists and so-called moderatists have dn extremely well in assembly of experts. the other election was for parliament. it bodies extremely well for them, for their overall erosion of conservative power. they would have likely have done well. we expect to hear more about that on sunday. what is the significance of this major advance for them in the assembly of experts. this is the body made up of 88 senior clerics that gets to appoint the next supreme leader of the islamic public.
6:03 pm
given the exist supreme leader se said to be in ill health, it is likely that within their eight-year term they may get to appoint the next supreme leader. a great number of moderates on that assembly means a greater chance of a moderate spraem leader in the future-- extreme leader in the future let's take a close yr look at those early results. voters were asked to fill the 290 seat parliament and 88 member assembly of experts which is responsible for selecting the country's next supreme leader. the moderate party lead the race for the assembly of experts. in parliament, early results show reformists have taken 29 of the 30 seats in tehran. for more on this, we're joined by the research defector of the
6:04 pm
national iranian-american council. very good to have you with us on al jazeera. what do you think is behind the reformists, the moderate conservative, really good performance in this election so far? >> i think high voter turn out is certainly one driving force abehind their success. iranian voters went to the polls. around 60%, perhaps higher, turn out. they delivered a very strong message to the rule elite that politicalic, economic and social aspirations that have not been meet need to be addressed more robustly. the voters are far more savvy than they are given credit for. they know the obstacles that they face better than anyone, yet they still make the conscious decision to bring about evolutionary reform and change rather than bringing things about in a revolution manner because if they look at iraq and afghanistan and they
6:05 pm
don't want that kind of chaos they do have more access to the outside world now with that nuclear deal that was signed last year and the consequent lifting of international sanctions. how much of the success so far in this election is down to that deal for them? >> i think the president himself has come out and said that getting the nuclear deal done improving iran's relations with the outside world and impressiving iran's economic standing was the first step and then this parliamentary election was supposed to be the next step on the road to recovery. so they're are going to be high expectations on the president and his coalition. to fulfil campaign promises when he was running for panted then reiterated in this election that's on the domestic front. what about internationally. what do you think having more reformists, more moderates in
6:06 pm
parliament would mean for the region, for iran's current quite tense relationship with saudi arabia, which, of course, has wider implications for the war in syria, in yemen? >> the great question. i'm of the vow that foreign policy differences between iranian andy leet were fewer or smaller than domestic policy issues. iran has reached out at the presidential level for the past to two years, the foreign minister and deputy foreign minister level and trying to fix the relationship with saudi arabia. when they're ready to have discussions with iran, they will find a ready willing partner in tehran to try and make those improvements thank you for that.
6:07 pm
>> thank you moving on to other news how now. a report from yemen suggests 30 people have been killed in an attack in a market north-east of the capital. no-one has claimed responsibility, but houthi rebels are blaming the saudi-led coalition. locals say many of the dead are civilians. forces loyal to the government and supported by the saudi coalition has been making significant gains in the area it's more than 24 hours since the deal came into force to end fighting in parts of syria. fighting has significantly reduced, but there have been some reports of violence. our correspondent has the latest on the syria of turkey border. >> reporter: these fighters are on patrol. but they are also at ease. the sky above aleppo is usually buzzing with russian or syrian war planes. the city hasn't had a calm morning probably in years.
6:08 pm
but fighters here are under no illusion. >> translation: the regime ask not trust worthy. they have violated other deals before. we are here and we will prevent the regime from advancing in our areas. >> reporter: the areas under rebel control in aleppo, there is a cautious sense of calm and the desire to end the blood bath. >> translation: we want the truce to last and the bombardment and killing of innocent of civilians in residential areas to stop. >> translation: we want to live in peace and freedom, nothing else, but do understand that we won't be slaves again. >> reporter: in the city of idlib another unusual day of calm. the province is under rebel control. it has been a place of daily carnage and destruction. syrians are getting on with their daily lives, but many fighters are suspicious. their umbrella rebel group clues al-nusra which has links to
6:09 pm
al-qaeda. they are not part of the truce. >> translation: this truce won't last. >> reporter: in the capital there is hope that this deal could bring about peace. >> translation: we are optimistic in the ceasefire and this is the first step towards a political solution that satisfys everyone. >> reporter: the war is not over and its scars remain fresh. syrian government forces have clashed with and bombed al-qaeda's al-nusra front in areas not covered by the truce. while u.s. fighters joets have bombed i.s.i.l. targets near the border with turkey. the overall level of violence has dropped significantly. the question now is how long this truce will last the u.s. and russia has welcomed the pause in the fighting but there has been some isolated reports of violence.
6:10 pm
two were killed and several were wounds. the u.s. is continuing to target i.s.i.l. with reports of air strikes in two tares. thousands of protesters have clooshd with police in a south-eastern province. protesters threw stones at police who have retaliated with tea gas and water cannon. there has been an increase in violence in the area since a ceasefire between the government and the kurdistan workers party that ended last july. many have been killed. a suicide bombing in the afghan capital has killed at least 12 people. another 13 were injured in the blast. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack which targeted the front of the defense ministry. 13 people were killed in a separate attack in kunar
6:11 pm
province in the east of the country. this update was sent from kabul. >> reporter: targeting the defense ministry is, obviously, a bold move and that's exactly what the taliban tried to do here. briefly to tell you what we know, according to police in government officials, this suicide attack that took place right in front of the defense ministry, this is a vast compound that is fortified with layers of barriers and security forces. it is a relatively secure area. however, in front of the defense ministry you have a major road with a lot of traffic and, obviously, the approach to the entrance where you often have criticism i can't answer lined to get up in, these are vulnerable locations and this is where the suicide attack took place. the taliban claiming responsibility for this attack. this suicide bombing follows another suicide bombing early in the morning where militants targeted and killed a very powerful and influential militia
6:12 pm
leader who played a key role in the government's fight against militants. all of this comes amid the government's continued push for peace talks with the taliban. the government continues to insist that the best way to establish peace and security is through peace talks. they say the peace talks will resume in the coming days. however, when you see these attacks, militants going after big targets, the glaring questions are all taliban factions willing to stop fighting and willing to come to the negotiating table still ahead on the al jazeera news hours, voters in ireland pass judgment on how their politicians are handling their economic recovery. zimbabwe's warns of infighting as he celebrates his 92nd birth.
6:13 pm
also ronaldo in trouble later in the program the g20 summit in shanghai has seen concerns that britain might leave the ue. there will be a shock to the economy if it goes ahead. they gave their report at the end of the meeting, a referendum whether it will leave on 10 june. tens of thousands people have taken part in anti-government protests in poland. letter angry over a move that will undermine freedom and constitution by the government. the government wants to take control of the constitutional court, media and other institutions ireland's prime minister has conceded he won't be aable to form a marnlgt judgment after the parliamentary election.
6:14 pm
votes are still being counted but in the end he will have to try and form a coalition with his party's biggest rivals. >> reporter: the arduous task of counting began and the government faced a prospect of a bruising result. a drop in support despite huge improvements in the country's committee was shown in the polls. the gale party and its ally may be seeking support from other parties to stay in parliament. as the day progressed, more sides of electorate switching sides as support for rival parties and independent candidates steadily grew. left wing republican has campaigned with a strong anti austerity voice that went down well in south dublin where they topped the poll. anger at spending cuts and other issues have all played a role in
6:15 pm
the loss of support for ireland's ruling coalition. >> the government is a bit complacent. they were told they would be rewarded for a recovery that still hasn't reached most house holds. >> reporter: this follows a similar pattern of other countries, spain, portugal and greece that have also been through periods of austerity. ireland is different where austerity is metropolitan to be over and the country has the fastest growing economy in the ue. it continues to look more and more like people have gone out to deliberately the outgoing government in the polls however. if the current coles wants to hold on to power, it will have to build new alliances. but that is no easy task. the parties were forged in the blood of civil war nearly a hundred years ago. there are fierce differences
6:16 pm
that date back generations. given the growth in political left in ireland, it may be a time for gale and fore to do the unthinkable and join forces. >> translation: the two parties are likely to form the next government. they would have to stay on the balance of balance of probabilities. the policies are very similar. >> reporter: soon the difficult work of coalition building begins and with it the creation of a new leader shi. for now ireland's political future hangs in the balance to the u.s. now where voters in the state of south carolina are choosing their preferred democratic delegate. hillary clinton and bernie
6:17 pm
sanders have been campaigning across the southern u.s. ahead of super tuesday next week. that's with when states will choose which candidate to point. how important, then, is south carolina for clinton? >> reporter: her campaign has been watching and waiting for south carolina for quite a while. waiting for it was felt that a large number of after ary can-american voters would come out in support of her. they're hoping it will be her so-called fire wall to stop the momentum of bernie sanders. a bit of history in all of this and why it is significant, she lost very badly here in 2008 to obama. that's when african-american voters who mostly complies the democrat primary voters came out in record numbers for obama defeating hillary clinton when she was running for president 2008. she is now asking those very
6:18 pm
same voters to support her in 2016. we are told the polls are set to close in just under an hour, that the numbers of record of turn out among african-american voters exceed the 2008 numbers. she has been campaigning very hard. we spoke to many of those who will be voting, particularly african-american women who say that they feel their vote should not be taken for granted. >> thank you for this wonderful gathering of women who are freerfully and-- freefully and wonderfully made. >> reporter: these women say assumption of how they will vote cannot be taken for granted. >> amen. >> the black community no longer needs one person for them or telling them how they should vote. i see it as a positive sign and the evolution of our community. >> reporter: in most polls
6:19 pm
democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton leads in black support. votes she is counting on, but it is generational with mostly older african-americans backing clinton >> it is time for a woman to hit the glass ceiling. if anybody is going to do that, secretary clinton can do that. >> reporter: some younger black women seem skeptical. campaign stopped this week. one young voter demanded an apology. >> you owe black people an apology. >> reporter: that's why some are leaning towards clinton's main rival bernie sanders who says for decades he has battled racial injustice and was even arrested in 1963 for civil rights activism. >> most of the people in the
6:20 pm
country are on the side from breaking from the establishment way of doing things and putting and resting the power back in the hands of the people to pick and choose. so i'm not so much into the next in line kind of thing >> obama promised things and they want to bring change. >> reporter: this week clinton has been working hard in south carolina reaching out to black voters asking them to back her that's the view from south carolina. look ahead to super tuesday when 12 states hold nominating contests, just how important is next tu tuesday for both democrat and republican candidates? >> reporter: it's really important because this is going to narrow the field, if you will. there will be some candidates that won't survive. we have to look at the democratic side. hillary clinton hoping that she,
6:21 pm
as we discussed, can break the momentum of her main rival bernie sanders. she is hopeful of a victory that will allow her to have similar victories, it is expected or predicted in other southern states like south carolina where there is a similar voting democratic and significant pockets of voters of color. bernie sanders is not giving up. he is concentrating on et states that he feels he will be successful. he is talking about income and equality, fixing a justice system. really connecting with theme. they're not giving up, but there is going to be momentum after tuesday. the for midable opponent for the establishment candidates ted cruz and marco rubio, of course, is donald trump who is heading into super tuesday with leads, solid leads, in eight out of 12
6:22 pm
of those states that are holding those political contests. the tone on the conservative side, particularly nasty, many surviving for political survival. ted cruz is leading in texas, struggling everywhere else. if he doesn't win in texas it is difficult to see how he could continue thank you for that. al-shabab fighters in somalia have claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in the capital, mogadishu. at least 14 people were killed. >> reporter: the force of the explosions in mogadishu can be seen more clearly the morning after the attack. people gathered out naer the youth league hotel. a suicide bomber in a car ran into the entrance on friday night. armed men fought guards at an out of security barrier. after that another car exploded
6:23 pm
if in a park. >> translation: security forces at the check point where the exploded was stopped. >> reporter: al-shabab have carried out many attacks on a friday. it is the weekend when people are out. >> translation: i heard a huge explosion next to our building. the blast shattered the windows causing me to lose conscience for a. >> reporter: there was a more tack attack next-door on thursday. al-shabab claimed they were behind that attack too. the group wants to overthrow the government. >> they're trying to doesn't for the pearce-- disrupt for the peace, but you have to know somalia has problems. firstly, a lot of corruption is taking place, but most blame
6:24 pm
goes to the government themselves. if they're less corrupted it would have been better force. >> reporter: the mayor of mogadishu said after thursday's attack that police would leave no stone unturned in their search for suspects. yesterday 24 hours later al-shabab was able to carry out another deadly attack. another sign somalian security is struggling to hold its own the a.u. is planning on sending people to burundi which has been under political violence. more than 400 people have been killed in recent violence. around 240,000 have fled the country. to zimbabwe now where the ruling party has thrown a lavish 92nd
6:25 pm
birthday for the president. a speech has been given to warn against infighting within the party. the opposition movement for democratic change described the event as object scene. >> reporter: for weeks newspaper headlines have been talking about the in-fighting within the recalling party, one faction is trying out do the other. people never talked about an opposed area. once he made the announcement, this is what he had to say: >> factionism, and i repeat factionism and no space, there is no place at all in our
6:26 pm
parties for that. it should never be allowed to exist. >> reporter: his comments will be [indistinct] there is another facti faction. then there is the role of the first lady and they're not sure where she stands. we know that all these factions are united. they respect the president. what they differ on is what will be the leader still to come. >> reporter: i'm in northern syria where thousands of people say they are displaced because they say russia has been trying to ethnically cleanse large parts of the country a look at what patrici arket
6:27 pm
teshgs e is saying there is an action in sport. in sport.
6:28 pm
6:29 pm
6:30 pm
it's good to have you with us. these are our stop stories. early results from friday's election in iran suggests a moderates and reformists look set to make major gains. it's more than 24 hours since a deal to end the fighting in parts of syria came into force. fighting has significantly reduced, but there have been some isolated reports of violence. the polls will close in south carolina shortly where people are choosing their preferred democratic candidate to run for the white house.
6:31 pm
more on the conflict in syria now. thousands of refugees are cramped into camps along the turkish border. they have been trying to free the fighting in their homes. >> reporter: this camp is home to tens of thousands of syrians who have been recently displaced as a direct result of russian air strikes. this piece of land not far from the border of turkey used to be empty. now thousands of tents are cramped together separated by winding footpaths and far ee owe streets. they're lined by boys and girls who have had their childhood taken from them due to war. they're traumatised by war and abandoned by the international community. this buy is two weeks old. his parents left their home when
6:32 pm
of the air strikes. >> translation: we left because the air strikes. they were nonstop and relentless >> reporter: they slept in a car for a week before she went into labor. it was only after the baby was born that they were given a tent. they say russian is trying to change the ethnic make up of parts of syria. >> translation: no, no, no. it is not true. they are not targeting i.s.i.l. they are targeting civilians. >> reporter: although the flow of refugees has been ongoing for several years now, what makes this camp different is that the internally displaced here say that they have been forceably and intentionally road by russian air strikes and the syrian regime in a bid to ethnically cleanse large parts of northern syria. it's not only the people here who have accused russia of ethnic cleansing.
6:33 pm
so did members of the syrian opposition. this man last his left leg 18 months ago when the syrian air force bombed his home. russia bombed civilians there too and displaced him and his family for the second time. >> translation: they're bombing our towns to empty them of the indigenous people. >> reporter: this is why turkey is keeping these people inside syria. turkish aid agencies are delivering food and blankets, but the government says it doesn't want to let people in. it doesn't want to be committed to ethnic cleansing it claims. there isn't a town in syria that that hasn't been affected. that's children are too young to differentiate between sunni, arab and occurred. unfortunately they have been born at a time that will consider whether they would live or die the u.n. is warned of a
6:34 pm
humanitarian challenge along macedonia's border with greece. many refugees are making their way to western europe have been stopped from crossing forcing many to fall into already overcrowded camps. more than four thousand have been stranded since wednesday when macedonia closed its border. they're only allow some iraqis and syrians to cross. italy's kroeft guard have rescued 11 refugees on two rubber dinghies. thousands of people have gathered in moscow to mark one year since the kremlin critic was shot dead. he was i former deputy prime minister. the man believe responsible for hes death isn't being-- his death isn't being investigated >> reporter: there are cunts where an act of protest and mourning are sometimes one in the same.
6:35 pm
modern russia is such a place. the murder of opposition leader a year ago is still a source of grief around anger for many. >> translation: this atroe shoulds crime which happened a you're-- atrocious crime happened in our country. >> translation: now there is no real opposition in russia. all opposition parties are artificial. you can buy your party membership. >> reporter: russia without putin was one of the chants and also russia will be free. reminders that the former deputy prime minister as a thorn in the side was a beacon for those who don't like the road their country have taken.
6:36 pm
>> reporter: for the people coming here today, they represented a russia that might have been. that begs the question can that dream survive with his death. >>ing by the numbers here there are a good many people trying to keep it alive. five men have been charged with a murder, the sixth is being hunted. investigators believe the hit squad met regularly in several moscow hotels to plan in the weeks leading up to the killing. the man many believe ultimately responsible has never been questioned. his friend and colleague speaking before saturday march said this had serious implications for russian. >> translation: of course putin should be worried because it is impossible to control the leader's regime. it endangers not only the opposition, not only the russian special services, but the national security of the whole country. >> reporter: the big crowds on
6:37 pm
saturday highlight a nasty dilemma for the opposition. purely political rallies usually don't draw these many protesters bell dozers are about to arrive in the oldest red light district in jakarta. thousands of prostitutes have been evicted and forced onto the street with nothing to eat. >> reporter: this area has been a popular designation for sailors and traders as long as people can her. not any more. sex workers, bar owners and tows who sold food to hundreds of customers every night are now all out of work. this woman has lived here for nearly 50 years. it is where she raised her children and grandchildren, making money doing laundry. >> translation: i'm crying all the time. i can't even eat.
6:38 pm
i want to eat but i don't have the money to buy food now. i feel sad that my grandchildren will also have to go through this. >> reporter: it is a dark hitting world where generations of four indonesians made a living for decades. this is an end of an era. now they're forceed pa tack up their lives, lives of joy and sadness. >> reporter: only 200 of the 1300 evicted families have been given a low-cost apartment. more sex workers returned to their villages as soon as police moved in. some residents refuse to go >> translation: our country has failed to create proper jobs. they have failed to provide proper education. these sex worker are indonesian citizen who needs money to survive. governments should treat them more humanely. >> translation: our laws don't allow red light districts, but if you want to paracel your body in a hotel or at home, that's
6:39 pm
your own business, if you want to be arrested by police. >> reporter: many are sceptical about the government's drive to close all red light districts. >> translation: prostitution has always been a part of our culture. you can destroy their places, but you can't make them disappear. they will always be here. the sex workers do this because they see no other options since they're poor. >> reporter: those who remain only have a few days to decide if they leave voluntarily or face the prospect of bulldozers moving in on february 29 thousands of south koreans have held an anti-government rally in the capital. they're angry at a government plan to cap the salaries of senior workers and make it easier for companies to fire staff. police estimate about 130,000 people took part in the protest which was led by one of the
6:40 pm
country's biggest trade youns it has been 27 years over massive petrol prices shook venezuela. almost three decades later the price of petrol has gone up again but this time 6000%. >> reporter: this young man's final gas p is the most pierce memory that photo journalist keeps from february 27 1989. on that day thousands of venezuelans took to the streets to protest against a hike in petrol price. those day's events were so definitive for venezuela that a few years later they helped
6:41 pm
usher the president into power and would for decades fuel anti market sentiment in the whole region. >> translation: i worked like crazy until i got to the office and i cried. i cried for the people that died, for their abuse of power and for a break in the country we haven't recovered from yet. >> reporter: 27 years later the country is again in a crisis. faced with more than a decade of crippling economic controls, the very same measures that led to those days' events. it was in this bus terminal where in 1989 riots first erupted. for many who witnessed the riots and looting first hand, the road to recovery has been long and painful. although they say the conditions are similar, they don't a similar social upheaval will happen again.
6:42 pm
>> translation: everything is expensive. you can't find anything. if nothing has happened yet, with this crisis we are living with nothing. >> reporter: back at this home, however, the thought that venezuela could be rocked by street violence like the one he chronicled still haunts him >> translation: i don't want to take these pictures again. i would like to ache a picture where we have moved forward and we can live side-by-side. >> reporter: when they spend more hours to buy less food and tensions are rising, in an effort to put the economy back on track, the president raised the price of petrol last week. it was the first time in over 20 years. yet venezuelans are asking how much more needs to be done to fix the country's economy as the shadow of february 27 1989 still looms large over karakas
6:43 pm
argentina is experiencing its worst outbreak of dengue fever in seven years. it is spread by the same mosquito responsible for spreading the zika virus. >> reporter: dengue lives in places like this, over grown topical vegetation and stagnant water. it rains more than usual in december. the eggs laid then are hatching now causing the largest dengue outbreak here in recent history. >> translation: it's horrible, very painful. the whole head hurts, the bones, even your fingernails, your back, your helps hips. you don't know how to deal with the pain. and the fever. >> reporter: this woman has been laid up here for five days. meanwhile the fight is on to
6:44 pm
reduce the habitat where the mosquito thrives. >> translation: in this house we treated where we found the lav a. while we're getting rid of anything that collects water. >> reporter: it is one of about 3,000 varieties of mosquito. 300 of which are found in argentina. most are merely irritating, but this one is a vector, a carrier, the female extracting human blood to feed its office spring. >> translation: with mosquitos the best method is to attack the lavae. the adults are already flying all over the place. this kind is the worst because it thrives around humans. >> reporter: the mosquito doesn't respect borders and repellant isn't always effective. it is the joint operation the local authorities and residents in a campaign of education and a campaign to eliminate the mosquito breeding grounds, the same mosquito that carries dengue, yellow fever and zika. it is a battle they can't afford
6:45 pm
to lose. operatorors fumigate one house at a time, collecting waste and p imposing heavy fines on those who don't comply. >> translation: when we started the campaign, people were suspicious, but now they're taking it in, participating, asking questions because they're worried. >> reporter: close to the border with brazil, this man has also been hit by zeek owe, but they're hoping by tackling the culprit, by attack the habitat where they thrive, they can end the viruses that this tiny kree tur imposes on its victims still to come on the news hour. >> reporter: i'm in l.a. home to a film industry where women are still routinely paid less than their male counterparts, but how does that reflect life as a whole in the u.s.? and in sport india spoil the
6:46 pm
party for pakistan at the asia cup. a cup.
6:47 pm
it's time for the sports news. >> reporter: thank you very much. let's start with cricket. it's always, always a huge occasion when pakistan play india. saturday was no different. the rivals clashing in the asia cup t20 in bangladesh. after winning the toss and decided to field, they made good use of the helpful bowling conditions there. pakistan out for 83 in 17.3
6:48 pm
overs. that was not the only drama taking place there. >> reporter: when it the team went out, it looked like a nail biting finish might be on the cards, one that fitted the traditional strengths of the teams against each other. india's batting against their bowling. they were able to reach their target pretty easily leaving indian fans elated and pakistani fans dejected. there is a silver lining for pakistani fans. there was a good performance from 23-year-old who is just returning from a five-year ban for spot fixing which included three months in prison. pakistani cricket officials will be hoping that this will be a sign from big things to come
6:49 pm
from the youngster. >> reporter: the three time world play of year claimed rio would-- real would be top of the league if the team mates would be on his level. the situation was tried to be refused, claiming rinaldo didn't mean to be insulting. it was the first defeat since the head coach took over. the french forward grabbed the winner in if the 53rd minute. leicester city gets hold of the league in the dplish premier league but they were made to work for it on saturday. late substitute leonard striking to give the victory. it does put them five points clear of tottenham and arsenal. chelsea are up to 11.
6:50 pm
they beat south hampton. elsewhere aston villa two one. west brom skwoerd three goals in 19 minutes. two against crystal palace. all the talks centering around leicester city and that the chasing back. >> it was difficult because now we play to maintain the championship. in the second half they wanted to win and there was a moment 20 minutes ago, it was an upper net, we can score, they can score was emerging. >> reporter: as football's govping ball begins a new era with gianni infantino.
6:51 pm
the former president said he was glad. >> reporter: blatter did watch the election from his home in switzerla switzerland. >> it was a great day for me also to follow the election. the new president of f.i.f.a. because it means also that it is the end of my presidency in f.i.f.a. i was not so much surprised at the result. i know johnny. i think he is the man coming from the football organization and he is a young man. he is powerful, he has a lot of energy and i'm sure that he will do the right job and it was important for f.i.f.a. to have a chan
6:52 pm
chan change. i can only say johnny good luck gianni infantino has promised to restore trust in the football's governing body. >> reporter: the shock of gianni infantino making a late run and being able to beat shaik salma, n to become the president is sinking it. it starts held immediately, the hard work, and the key area is the finances for the start of his job because he made promises to the 209 members of the so-called f.i.f.a. family, he said he will deliver money to the national federation sz and, of course, the figure of 550 million dollars was released by f.i.f.a. as to how much they're behind where they want to be financially. he needs to make sure that are this new f.i.f.a. that is pushed through reforms, it can be seen to be clean.
6:53 pm
forecasters will always be poured in. there is a reputation thing as well. the public, many of them have preferred gianni infantino taking over rather than some of the other candidates, but also the authorities will look thank you for using ripperreporters' live captioning service.ly at what they're doing. on monday he has invited a few people here for a game of football at f.i.f.a., a kick-around, a reminder that ultimately all of this f.i.f.a. busy is about football. >> reporter: the dubai championship has been given. there was no lack of quality in this current french open champion. a former australian open finalist, wawrinka took at the time opening, but it was the second set and the tie break that most will remember. he won 14/13.
6:54 pm
it took nearly 50 minutes. one of the longest tie breaks in history. it gives the swiss the second title of 2016. >> it has been an amazing year. i'm playing my best. so i can keep the level and keep playing well this year. >> reporter: scotland have recorded their first six nations ruck by victory since 2014. england wrapped up a win against the defending champions. it is they're for eddie jones. a season could be in jeopardy after the skiing star was taken to hospital following a crash in her race. it happened in difficult conditions at the world cup event on saturday. she had the fastest time before clipping a gate and crashing out. she apparently hurt her left
6:55 pm
knee. that's where i leaf your sport for now now to the equality and bright lights of hollywood. patricia arquette gave a speech last year. as the red carpet has rolled out this year, she is stepping up the rights for equal pay and opportunities. >> and the oscar goes to patricia arquette. >> reporter: that was expected, but maybe hollywood wasn't prepared for the next built >> to every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizens of this nation, it's our time to have wage equality once and for all. >> reporter: everyone here knows patricia arquette. hollywood's women are familiar with her message. they are used to being paid less than men and art is imitating life here. >> we have to make a really radical shift.
6:56 pm
>> reporter: she has spent the last year producing this documentary highlighting how that pay gap extents beyond film to women cross the u.s. alongside that she has launch episode a change.org petition and it hit 40,000 signatures in its first few hours loan >> because of inequality there's 33 million women and children who live in pofrt even though the mom is living full-time. if we made sure they're being paid their full dollar that could be addressed joochlt robert downey junior some is the highest paid actor. he took 08 million dollars. the highest paid actress made 52 million dollars. >> part of this is about the amount of taunt available for women-- opportunity available for women. in 2014, 28% were female
6:57 pm
casualty. 21 had a female lead. behind the camera, 18% of producers being women, 11% writers and directors only 2% of directors here are female. >> you see more men than you do women. >> reporter: this woman moved to l.a. to pursue her acting dream. she has been in commercials and movies. >> hollywood is tough. it is not fair. i know so many male actors, writers, directs that don't get opportunities as well. it's not because of sexism. >> reporter: diversity in general is the talk of this town at the moment as hollywood prepares for its big night for a place that deals in stories, it is having to face some uncomfortable truths as well that's it for the al jazeera news hour. thank you for watching
6:58 pm
6:59 pm
7:00 pm
the presidential primaries return to south carolina. >> i promise you i will work as hard as i know how coming up a win in nevada. hillary clinton trying to keep her momentum going. but will bernie sanders supporters stop her in her tracks. >> we need a political revolution. are you ready to join inha

32 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on